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Easter Is Over, Now What?

Easter Is Over, Now What?

April 1, 2013 by

Now that the biggest event of the year in the church world is behind us, what’s next? Before moving on to the next big event (the next Sunday service for that matter), consider the following:

Celebrate
How was Easter at your church? Attendance was probably high. A lot of people probably got saved. Capture the information, stories and celebrate! Share the wins with staff and volunteers. Celebrate it with your congregation this Sunday. Champion the volunteers and staff who went above and beyond to serve the large crowds. Brag on the people working behind-the-scenes on social media. Write thank you cards.

Evaluate
One thing is for sure: Easter will happen again next year. While the experience is fresh, start planning now by asking key questions. What went well? What should we keep doing? What went wrong? What should we stop doing? Capture key numbers like attendance, first-time guests, salvations, etc. Then tee yourself for next year by setting up a reminder to look at this information when you plan to start working on or planning for next Easter.

Reset
There’s an expression, “The project is not done until the tools have been put away.” Have the props from the Easter special been put away? Have the leftover invite cards been thrown out? Have all the Easter promo stuff been removed from the website? Being intentional about this step creates a culture of thoroughness and excellence. Sloppiness erodes your credibility and compromises the power of a successful event.

Recharge
Easter was a lot of work! Before diving into your next big thing (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, summer events, fall, Christmas, etc.) make sure to rest, dote on your family and soak in God’s word and presence for fresh a revelation.

What are some of the ways you recover from a major event like Easter?

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Kelvin Co


Kelvin Co gets to do what he loves as the creative media pastor of The Oaks Fellowship located in the Dallas Metroplex area. Kelvin has been doing life together with his wife and best friend Lucy since 1991, and they have been doting on and pouring into their son Luc since 2002.
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5 Responses to “Easter Is Over, Now What?”

  • Angela Sealana
    April 1, 2013

    Catholics and Orthodox celebrate Easter for much longer than 1 day. For Catholics, it’s 8 days, plus the rest of the Easter season (50 days) until Pentecost. So…maybe we can re-pose this question to them then!


  • Denise
    April 1, 2013

    This is an excellent tool for evaluation, not only for Easter but for any event. I especially appreciate your point about cleaning up; so often overlooked.


  • Kelvin
    April 1, 2013

    Thank you Denise! Admittedly, this is a post I personally needed to read and apply this morning.


  • steven smith
    April 2, 2013

    while it is good to have a particular day set aside annually, the beautiful big picture about “easter” is that we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus everyday! most importantly it is not a “day” but as He said, “I am the Resurrection…” that really encourages me and i love to encourage my kinsmen with that great truth.

    one other point: i wonder how many believers have ever done a study on the word “easter.” we have used the term for centuries without knowing its pagan meaning and origin. i encourage many believers to do the research and then ask yourself, “should i or rather my church be using this word to celebrate our Lord’s great salvation?” i mean, if the church is to be the “pillar and support/buttress of the Truth,” why are we continuing for ages to use a pagan term to celebrate the most paramount event of the ultimate Savior that defines our faith?

    here’s one reference. worth a look. grace and peace to all!
    happy Resurrection!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ēostre


  • Caleb Warren
    April 2, 2013

    Thank you! That is an important reminder to have this morning as I find myself winding down from Easter and winding up for the weekend.



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